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Club Bulletin 27th March 2023

GP 2023/24

The big reveal of all 20 GP events has been emailed to all members and is on the website here. Some events are selling out quickly so it’s worth checking when entries open for the races you’re targeting.

Couch to Carnegie

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first ever Couch to Carnegie initiative and who graduated at the Lochore parkrun on Saturday. Special thanks go to Kathryn Fairfield for setting this up and to the many club members who have supported each week. We hope that the graduates will come along to club sessions so please make them welcome and help them make the transition from Couch to 5k to full club members.

Training this week:

Tuesday March 28: Negative Split Cruise Intervals. 2 x 8 mins @threshold pace, 2 x 8 minutes @ 5-10k pace (slightly faster than tempo pace), all with 1 minute recovery between intervals. The session will take place in Ferrytoll loop – meet here (parking area next to Dundas house) Ferrytoll loop meeting point, plenty of parking available locally out of business hours. Please park responsibly. Plotaroute map Ferrytoll loop The session will be led by Lesley.

Thursday March 30: Minute on minute off x 10-12 hard effort, followed by 10 min easy run. The session will take place on the Milne Road/Ferrytoll road loop in Rosyth, meeting on Milne Road, at the bottom of the lane past the Rosyth Doocot, Plenty of street parking available. Milne Road meeting place The session will be led by Lesley.

Sessions begin with a dynamic warmup at 18:45 with the session starting at 18:50. Don’t forget to do a good warm up before the dynamic warmup, and do a cool down after the session.

The Return to Running group will also be meeting at Milne Road on Thursday. The group is ideal for members wanting to ease back into training or looking for a gentler session.

If training needs to be cancelled for any reason, we will post on Facebook. If conditions are dodgy, please check before traveling to training.

Remember, if you have any symptoms of any potentially transmissible illness (not just Covid), please do not attend training.

Upcoming GP Events

SAT 15 APR 2023 GP RACE 1: HUNTERS BOG TROT (HILL) Kicking off the 2023/24 GP. 4ish miles around Holyrood Park in Edinburgh with as much climb as can be packed in around Holyrood, but very doable for the novice hill runner Info

Entries £4 in cash on the day – best to bring the correct change so plan ahead and take cash!

ARC – Additional Hill Races

Two additional hill races were added to the ARC to allow members the chance to be All Rounder Competition completers. Your final chance to gain ARC points is the Birnam hill race on Saturday 1st April – for further information and entries, click here. The ARC for 2022/23 will end on 1st April 2023.

Race Results

We will automatically report the results of GP races. However, if you have taken part in other events, please let us know by sending your results to [email protected]

Saturday 25th March, British Fell Championship Series, Mourne Marauder, Newcastle County Down Northern Ireland, 10 miles and 4,300ft climb

· 151 Neil McLure 2:24:31

Sunday 26th March, 20 (miles) along the Forth, Blast Running

· 17 Nicole Jackson 2:23:04 1st F course record

· 50 Blair Geddes 2:39:43

· 226 Emma Collins 3:37:46

· 239 Ria Horne 3:42:52

Sunday 26th March Off-Road GP event 12, Gartmorn Trail race, 6 miles

· 6 Barry Davie 38:51 (38:50) 2nd MV40

· 14 Steven King 41:11 (41:08)

· 25 Ben Hopkin 42:44 (42:42)

· 36 John Hynd 45:03 (45:01) 3rd MV60

· 44 Charlotte Briggs 45:45 (45:42)

· 55 Kieran Morgan 46:55 (46:52)

· 83 Gordon Pryde 50:24 (50:13)

· 99 Gordon Somerville 51:45 (51:34)

· 115 Zuleika Brett 54:52 (54:42)

· 129 Karen Forsyth 56:24 (56:16)

· 152 Phil Smithard 1:01:28 (1:01:13)

· 173 Clive Cable 1:07:41 (1:07:27)

Off-Road GP points will be finalised and posted on the website as soon as possible.

Race Reports

If you haven’t yet read our recent race reports, you can find Sarah’s report on the Smokies 10 mile race, and Gail’s report on the Tokyo marathon here.

Sportsshoes Discount

The discount code for March is RSCJQ7 – but don’t forget to shop around to get the best deal!